The gaffe-ridden 'Yes' campaign spluttered into action far too late
Published 15/06/2008 | 00:00
WOULD you buy a used car from this man? When that question was first employed in 1960, it was enough to sink the US presidential campaign of the late Richard Nixon.
Roll forward to the Ireland of today, and it seems that voters wouldn't even bring a new car for a test drive if Taoiseach Brian Cowen was the man dangling the keys on the forecourt.
The defeat of the government-led Yes campaign at the hands of the motley right and left alliance of Libertas, Sinn Fein et al, shows just how little the Irish people trust the established political class now.